Kimela, here's a link to the "sticks" we use. https://amzn.to/3iS4kjs We like these because the locking mechanism for the collapsible sections is a fold over clasp instead of a twist to tighten. We find that the twist to tighten mechanisms can begin to lose their ability to stay tight after just a few saltwater dives. We attach them to our tanks with latex tubing https://amzn.to/3BLqs7C (bungee material works too). We cover this and other helpful tips in the following video. Enjoy!